Sunday, January 14, 2018

Awesome Girl!

The image for the Crafter's Café Challenge #188 reminded me of my granddaughter, Brooke, who has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but is still a girly-girl. It is called Karate Girl and can be obtained at Polkadoodles.
I colored the image with Copic alcohol markers to resemble Brooke. The theme includes using "Lots of Bling" so I added the glitter paper for headband and colored the pearls for her hair. I also used Wink of Stella (clear) on her hair and on the shoes in the background but it does not photograph well.

The image was fussy cut then adhered to black cardstock and outline cut. The image was adhered to the card using foam tape. The layers are a white cardstock base, then a layer of black cardstock, then the patterned paper. The lacy frame was die cut. The sentiment was die cut three times from different cardstock and adhered in layers. The inside was decorated with a strip of the glitter paper to coordinate with the headband.
Join us at the Crafter's Café Challenge Blog where our challenges are semi-monthly. This challenge begins on January 15, 2018. We offer inspiration with a wide variety of images and card styles.

The card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1. Paper Smooches January "Anything Goes" Challenge

2. Happy Little Stampers January "Anything Goes with Dies" Challenge

3. Three Amigos "Anything Goes" Challenge #10

Techniques: Coloring, die cutting
Size: A7

Stamp: Polkadoodles Unique Stamps & Papercrafting "Karate Girl" (digital)
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Paper: Echo Park Fashionista "So Many  Shoes" & The Paper Studio Glam Glitter "Brights" stack.
Dies: Gina Marie "Pleated Lace Rectangles" and Paper Smooches "Awesome"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape), pearls from stash, ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. Very cute design! Love the bright colors. I'm sure that she'll love it! :)

  2. Adorable...Brook will definitely love this. Like the black behind the Karate Girl, makes likes she's breaking through the background paper with her Tae Kwon it all.

  3. Cool card! She looks like she’s bursting out of the card and scattering the shoes everywhere. Love the accents you added for the headband too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Three Amigos!

  4. Beautiful coloring Mel! And love how this whole card turned out! Thanks for linking up to the Three Amigos for January again!

  5. Lovely project - thank you for entering HLS January Anything Goes with Dies challenge - hope to see you again! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13